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Poster: quigs Date: Dec 2, 2009 6:53pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Are these Hitchcock films PD?

Soooooooooo, it's okay for these Hitchcock film to be a part of the IA family?

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Dec 2, 2009 6:56pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Are these Hitchcock films PD?

Yes, they were PD in the US due to no-compliance and they legally remain in the PD in the UK due to transitional regulations. So their copyright wasn't restored in 1996 and they are still PD in the US.

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Dec 5, 2009 5:00am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Are these Hitchcock films PD?

I also have Downhill (1927). It appears to be covered by the 1956 act, so it's copyright would have expired after 1977. Plus it's a Gainsborough picture. Please, am I right?

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Dec 2, 2009 7:35pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Are these Hitchcock films PD?

I'm glad that you're here to clarify and cut through what seems to me to be terribly complex legalities. Thanks again!